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. the nuclear crisis in japan is growing this morning as japanese authorities now say there's a threat of multiple meltdowns. a partial meltdown has already occurred at one nuclear reactor while plant operators frantically try to keep temperatures down at other reactors in the site. a bubble has formed inside the containment dome of the plant's number 3 reactor, an explosion similar to what happened yesterday in the number one unit is possible. more than 170,000 people have been evacuated from an area 12 miles around that plant. a shortage of electricity now means powers being rationed with rolling blackouts in tokyo and other cities. the official death toll is more than 1,000 with estimates running as high as 10,000. abc's diana aguiar has the latest. >> this could be the worst nuclear disaster since chernobyl 25 years ago. >> this is an extremely serious situation and we're not out of the woods yet. >> partial meltdowns may have occurred at two crippled reactors and facing problems with three more. >> first of all the back systems failed, the pumps, the electricity all gone because o
for the victims. japan. that country's atomic safety agency is reporting pressure is rising again inside the nuclear power plant. japanese authorities are now backing away from plans to vent radioactive steam from the reactor, over concerns of damaging water supplies. levels are iodide are above government limits. tiny amount of radiation is found in tokyo's tap water and in rainfall over a wider area. taiwan reports receiving a contaminated batch of fava beans imported from japan. >>. >> some of heading home. >> i fall right into the safety zone so i didn't feel safe staying. >> japanese authorities say the attempts to cool the overheating reactor by spraying water on it may not be working. >>> uc berkely has detected very small radiation levels in the bay area. preliminary results show as of 10:30 yesterday morning trays amounts of elements were recorded. uc berkely said those elements do not naturally occur and are assume to have originated from the fukushima nuclear site. still they say the levels are well below anything that would cause negative health effects. >> up next, new detai
. that will be at 4:30 p.m. our time. >>> in japan operates to of a troubled nuclear power plant reported a huge spike in radiation levels was a mistake. a radiation level 1 million times before normal was said to be recorded by the plant worker. the report said the man was so alarmed he took off before taking a second read to go confirm. power play officials just announced the number is not credible. they say they are sorry for the mistake. officials say they are taking another sample to get accurate levels, but they don't know when the results are going to be announced. high levels of radiation in the levels of another reactor were tested on thursday, leading plant officials to believe there may be a breach in that reactor score. >>> the first woman to be nominated for vice president passed away yesterday. back in 1984 walter mondale chose geraldine ferrero, a little-known member of congress from queens, new york to be his running mate. it happened here in san francisco at the democratic national convention. they lost by a landslide but ferrero showed how a mother and grandmother could balance her l
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